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18 Bible Verses about Divine Delays

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Psalm 40:17

But I am poor and needy; may the Lord think about me. You are my help and deliverer. My God, do not tarry too long! To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.

Psalm 69:3

I am exhausted from calling for help. My throat is parched. My eyes are strained from looking for God.

Psalm 119:82

My eyes grow weary with respect to what you have promised I keep asking, "When will you comfort me?"

John 11:6

Yet, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed where he was for two more days.

John 11:21

Martha told Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.

1 Kings 11:12

I'm not going to do this during your lifetime, for the sake of your father David, but I will tear it out of your son's control.

1 Kings 21:29

"Have you noticed that Ahab has humbled himself in my presence? Because he has humbled himself in my presence, I will not bring his evil to harvest during his lifetime, but I will bring evil to his household during his son's lifetime."

2 Kings 13:23

but the LORD showed grace to them, displayed his compassion toward them, and turned to them due to his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He would not destroy them or evict them from his presence up until that time.

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Whenever a sentence for a crime is not carried out swiftly, the human mind becomes determined to commit evil.

Isaiah 48:9

I defer my anger for my name's sake, and as my first act I'm restraining it for you, so as not to cut you off.

Luke 13:7

So he told the gardener, "Look here! For three years I've been coming to look for fruit on this tree but I haven't found any. Cut it down! Why should it waste the soil?'

Luke 13:9

Maybe next year it will bear fruit. If not, then cut it down.'"

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divine Delays » In inflicting punishment

Isaiah 48:9

I defer my anger for my name's sake, and as my first act I'm restraining it for you, so as not to cut you off.

1 Kings 21:29

"Have you noticed that Ahab has humbled himself in my presence? Because he has humbled himself in my presence, I will not bring his evil to harvest during his lifetime, but I will bring evil to his household during his son's lifetime."

1 Kings 11:12

I'm not going to do this during your lifetime, for the sake of your father David, but I will tear it out of your son's control.

divine Delays » Try men's courage and patience

Psalm 119:82

My eyes grow weary with respect to what you have promised I keep asking, "When will you comfort me?"

John 11:6

Yet, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed where he was for two more days.

Psalm 40:17

But I am poor and needy; may the Lord think about me. You are my help and deliverer. My God, do not tarry too long! To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.

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